Animation historian John Canemaker is working on his eighth animation
history book, titled "Walt Disney's Nine Old men and the Art of Animation"
to be published by Hyperion in 2001. It will contain detailed biographical
portraits of Les Clark, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Marc Davis, Ward
Kimball, Milt Kahl, John Lounsbery, Eric Larson and Wolfgang Reitherman.
The book will also discuss the early Disney animators who influenced "the
Nine," such as Ub Iwerks, Norman Ferguson, Fred Moore, Ham Luske, Vladimir
Tytla and Grim Natwick, among others. The author would like to hear from
anyone who knew or worked with the above animators, especially family
members or animation assistants, students and protégés, who can provide
stories, anecdotes, tributes, or biographical information about the Nine
Old Men. Please contact John Canemaker at email@example.com
phone/fax (212) 874-7462. Canemaker's latest book, "Hangin' Out the Wash:
The Art and Artists of Disney Storyboards" will be published by Hyperion in
the Fall of 1999 and The Museum of Modern Art will present a 20-year
retrospective of John Canemaker's independent animated films on November 6,